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Intechmr
09-28-2009, 03:10 PM
I have a need for a small, affordable, delta robot for moving light items from one conveyor belt to another.
This unit will be used in a light manufacturing environment.
Basic functional requirements of the unit are as follows:

Approximate Weight of conveyed piece: 100g
Maximum length of lateral transit(x and y axis): 9 inches
Maximum height needed for conveyance: 3 inches
End Effector will have a suction cup for picking items.
The system needs to be easily user programmable to define pick and place locations.
The pick will be triggered by an external photo sensor providing a +12V DC signal input.
Degree of placement lateral placement accuracy is 0.0625 inches

Nice to have capabilities:
Rotational function of end effector (Accuracy 0.2)
Interface with vision system for product orientation
Cycle time: 1.5 seconds or better
Parts and components easy to repair or replace.

We will provide compensation for time and materials, pending acceptance of project estimate.

Thank you for the consideration.

DeltaRobots.com
10-17-2009, 08:42 PM
I make all those mini delta robots you see at the industry shows, with 8"-15" OD x 2"-5" height workspace.
YouTube - Mini Delta Robot with background noise to verify actual speed

As you can see, cycletime in translation isn't a problem, but your spec for rotational accuracy is a bit extreme, even with vision. Suction tooling has limitations in rotational acceleration as well as accuracy.

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